Colorado Avalanche’s Inconsistencies Will Keep Them Out of the NHL Playoffs

January 26th, 2011 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
The Colorado Avalanche had an amazing year last season. One year after finishing in the bottom of the Western Conference, they surprised everybody in the NHL by making it into the playoffs. After such a great year, expectations were high at the start of the season for the Avs, and the start of the season gave the fans even more hope.

In November, the Avs went on a six-game winning streak where they showed incredible resilience, considering many players—including then scoring leader Chris Stewart—were out with injuries. After that streak, the only thing that has been consistent for the Avalanche has been their inconsistency.

As a result of this inconsistency, the Avs are finding themselves on the bottom end of a Western Conference that is highly competitive. Seeds four through 13 are still only separated, as of January 26, by only nine points.

To a team that is going to be a threat for the playoffs, this is motivation. Motivation to bring your A-game every single night. Motivation to not be that team left on the outside looking in. To the Avs, it has been something completely different. We have seen these several things that will keep them ...

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